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Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!
April 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
April 21 – May 15
Join Uriel and Behemoth in the pit!
Trouble Puppet Theater Co. presents a new, stand-alone installment in the Wars of Heaven trilogy. Funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, Smackdown! provides **an absolutely one-of-a-kind entertainment at the intersection of pro wrestling, televangelism, political debate, and PUPPETS.**
A spectacle for its times! Rabbit, one of the fighters in the match, sets about trying to un-rig a game that has been rigged for millennia. But how do you fight the most powerful Powers That Be?
Trouble Puppet takes its always innovative and visually compelling puppetry to a larger-than-life scale.
The show is created by the company (a mainstay of Chronicle Top-10 lists) that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Riddley Walker, Toil and Trouble, The Cruel Circus, The Head, Hyde & Jekyll, Wars of Heaven: Part I, and Frankenstein.
ASL interpretation TBA.
Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more.
**Not created for children. Probably OK for ages 13+.**
Artistic Director: Connor Hopkins
Composer: Justin Sherburn
Sound design by K. Eliot Haynes
Media design by Chris Owen
Lighting by Kevin Long
Costumes by Kelli Bland
Build by Connor Hopkins, Magda Riley, Jacqueline Landsman, et al.
Performers: Gricelda Silva, Zac Crofford, Michelle Dahlenburg, Caroline Reck, Michael Ferstenfeld, Julie Moore, Emily Ash, and Jay Young
Founded in 2004, Trouble Puppet is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and by the Jim Henson Foundation.
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